The Last Big Thing (1996)
Former slacker Simon Geist finally thinks he's found his niche when he becomes a sort of performance artist, running about L.A. interviewing talented young musicians, actors and models for his new magazine The Next Big Thing . The joke is that the magazine does not exist and that Geist uses his interviews to cruelly comment upon the other artists' careers and degrade them with his acid wit. His pal and biggest fan Darla, is awestruck by the seeming profundity of Simon's barbed comments upon the need for fame. His new lover Tedra, a model, is not so easily impressed and sees right through Simon's ruse. The trouble begins when Simon begins to believe that he really is the millennium's last important figure. This makes him an easy target for fellow con artists/actors who want to give Simon his comeuppance. … More
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The Last Big Thing Quotes
- You are evil because you hurt people.
- Simon Geist:
- The agenda is fluid and subject to mutation.
- Simon Geist:
- Four bands choose you to be their object?
- Maybe they're aesthetic lemmings.
- For entertainment, we would go to big Hollywood comedies and not laugh.
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